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Android Overload: Nexus 4 now available from Best Buy and Wirefly, Sony Xperia ZL headed to Bell, and more

The Android Overload is where we feature the biggest news stories from throughout the day (see above video), as well as stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page. But just because they weren’t featured doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone. So, take a look around and let us know what you find.

  • Guilt is an expense manager that organizes expenses according to guilt value. [Google Play]
  • Sony Xperia ZL headed to Bell in Canada. [MobileSyrup]
  • Chrome Beta for Android adds 3D animation compatibility with WebGL support. [Google Play]
  • Nexus 4 now on sale at Best Buy Mobile. $200 with a 2-year agreement. [Best Buy]
  • Nexus 4 available from Wirefly. $150 with a 2-year contract. [Wirefly]
  • Pantech Vega No. 6 now available in Korea. Packs a 5.9-inch 1080p display, and more. [UnwiredView]
  • Nooly- Micro Weather now available for Android. [Google Play]
  • 6 months of Rdio now available in a handful of new countries. [Engadget]
  • WhatsApp is violating Dutch and Canadian privacy laws over phone numbers. [Reuters]
  • Google will lobby to make it harder for law enforcement to gain access to emails. [Reuters]
  • Android and iOS account for 92% of smartphone market share. [Press Release]
  • Kindle Fire accounts for 33% of Android market share, Nexus 7 only 8%. [Arstechnica]



  • Unorthodox

    “Sony Xperia ZL headed to Bell in Canada” This is actually a big change. Historically Sony phones could be found only at Rogers.

  • hideeho100

    Hey. The Google Play store now says “Temporarily Out of Stock”. I’ll bet they introduce the 32gb version, finally!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      They didn’t :c

  • hideeho100

    Also, I just looked at the specs on BestBuy.com, is says “The MultiMediaCard card slot offers expanded storage options (card not included). ” I thought this device didn’t have a memory expansion slot.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      It doesn’t. They cray cray.

  • patty

    Chris, talk to whoever created this phandroid application. In every device I own it is blurry. I have a 1080p screen for a reason, so there are no pixels. This app is so pixely

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Thanks for reminding me. Looks booboo on my HTC DNA as well.

      STEVEN! You reading this?!?!

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        xhdpi drawables or bust! :)

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Now I’m wondering what it looks like on the Nexus 10 >.<

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            I fired up my Nexus10 emulator to find out….. that it looks just like the phone app, except stretched out — http://i.imgur.com/U1oCw9X.png Tssk tssk… maybe it’s time for a two-pane upgrade and better layouts for tablet folks?! :)

            Also… discovered a little bug: the phandroid app crashes on devices without google services present (amazon kindle and a few others), because it needs it for analytics to function. maybe crash more gracefully?

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            Steeeeeeven!

          • http://stevealbright.com Steve Albright

            This would have been done by now but I breed too fast.

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            HAHA! Oh yeah! How are the triplets? Got your hands full over there?

    • http://stevealbright.com Steve Albright

      @73b433d954d10b96532f59c2d6edcf1d:disqus

      I know that one some devices our application does not provide the best layout for easy viewing. Like @JasonFarrell:disqus ‘s screenshot shows.. it does just stretch for larger devices like the Nexus10. Our app does have drawables for larger devices that use xhdpi but I am sure we are missing one or two.

      On the other hand, I think @Gamercore:disqus is referring to the thumbnails and images that are in the article details. Mobile apps basically have to fight large images vs network usage. If I made it just grab the largest images possible… I would get a hundred emails a day yelling at me for using too much of their costly data. :)

      The good news is that we are working on updates which will include better images, faster loading for articles, better support for Disqus, category filtering and better larger device support in general. We will include tablet layouts so you can take advantage of that large screen.

      I could see an update by the end of this month but don’t hold me to that as I have multiple projects that are in development. Like always… thanks for your feedback!

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        <3